Lack of Funding Causing Low In-Home Care Benefit Adoption Among Medicare Advantage Plans

Despite a rise in the number of Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees over the past several years, the percentage of MA plans offering supplemental benefits, including home care services, is on its way down. That’s according to a recent study conducted by Duke University’s Margolis Center for Policy Health. Overall, there were 22 million Medicare beneficiaries […]

Caregivers Increasingly Less Likely to Work for Low Wages

Care workers are less likely to work for wages they view to be low or unfair, the 2020 National Caregiver Pay Report says.  For the last nine years, Tampa-based myCNAjobs has collected responses over a 12-month period from millions of caregivers on what hourly wage they’re willing to work for. This year’s response marked the […]

In-Home Care Agencies Should Focus on Building Blocks of Client Trust

Establishing trust between seniors and caregivers is paramount to the success of in-home care providers, as failing to establish trust can lead to ineffective care and impact providers’ overall bottom lines. To achieve trusting relationships between clients and caregivers, investing in training programs and matching seniors with the most compatible caregivers is crucial. This is […]

LHC Group Adds Senior Medical Advisor; Interim Appoints EVP of People and Brand

LHC Group names senior medical advisor LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has named its former part-time chief medical officer, Dr. Benjamin Doga, as its new senior medical advisor. Lafayette, Louisiana-based LHC Group and its 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, personal care and facility-based services to over 100,000 patients across the U.S. Dr. Doga, who […]

CareFinders CEO: Market Density Trumps ‘Mile-Wide, Inch-Deep’ Footprint in Home Care

CareFinders has expanded its footprint in the Northeast once again. This time, the expansion comes in Pennsylvania via a move that’s consistent with the growth strategy CareFinders has followed and accelerated since CEO Jim Robinson took charge in October 2018. The Hackensack, New Jersey-based personal home care agency announced Tuesday that it had acquired the […]

SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 Reportedly Considering $150 Million Honor Investment

Honor — the technology-driven home care services provider already backed by Andreessen Horowitz — may soon have even more firepower to work with.  A sequel to the world’s largest investment fund focused on technology, SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 is reportedly in talks to invest roughly $150 million in Honor, according to a Thursday report from […]

Inside Honor’s New Management Model

A partnership with senior housing and care provider Eskaton prompted tech-forward home care company Honor to accelerate its transition to a management model based on teams focused on specific geographic areas. A year in, that model has positioned Honor for further partnerships with large-scale organizations, and Eskaton has seen a revenue boost expanded into new […]

New Corporate-Owned Locations Could be Growth, Innovation Sources for Right at Home

Since May, home care franchise Right at Home has been in the process of strategically adding corporate-owned locations to its overall portfolio. The move will allow the company to plant additional flags and create testing sites for new technologies and operational models. Founded in 1995, Omaha, Nebraska-based Right at Home boasts a network of nearly […]

LHC Group President and COO Steps Down, Moves to Advisor Role

LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) announced that Donald D. Stelly, president and chief operating officer, will step down from the role on Dec. 31. “I sincerely want to thank Keith, the board, and my fellow colleagues for their support and encouragement over the past 14 years at LHC Group,” Stelly said in a statement on Tuesday. […]

From ICU Nurse to Home Care CEO: Inside Jennifer Sheets’ Journey to Becoming Interim’s Top Exec

Before becoming the CEO of Caring Brands International and head of Interim HealthCare, Jennifer Sheets worked as an ICU nurse in Tennessee, routinely taking care of the health care system’s most vulnerable. Sheets still carries that experience with her today, both in the appreciation she has for Interim’s employees and via the leadership skills she […]